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From: Paul Baxter (paul_baxter_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-05-07 14:01:02

Regarding Beman's proposed wording:
> There isn't any absolute requirement that you read the mailing list
> long enough before a submission to get a sense of what boost is all
> about. It has been noted, however, that submissions which being "I
> just started to read this mailing list, but ..." seem to fail, often
> embarrassingly.
Excellent wording, Beman

Maybe move 'before a submission' to end of sentence or change to 'before
making a submission'.

Minor typo: 'being' -> 'begin'

Regarding Peter's 'changing interface' query

As far as I was aware, the lambda library has not yet been fully discussed
though the concept does seem to be a worthwhile addition to a programmer's

I think it is good to have a discussion between implementers of several
possible implementations so that the scope of the problem to be solved can
also be settled upon.

As others have said, the interface is the key issue and if it cannot be
simplified sufficiently for sensible basic usage then there is something
wrong with it. (I'm not saying that is/isn't the case regarding the lambda
pre-submission, just as a general point).

It sounds like you would be in an excellent position to bring forward your
ideas and real-world experience to make suggested modifications or
alternative interfaces for this proposal.

Paul Baxter

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